This month I haven't really completed many of my reading challenges. I didn't complete my semester of study. And I probably have a whole list of other things that haven't been completed. And at some point a few weeks ago, this was a huge issue. But, now... not so much. I've kind of come to terms with the fact that things have been changing pretty drastically for me and it's time to sit back and rethink.
This was a surprisingly dark story. It started with a slightly waffling cadence, with a sitting room and four men sitting there on a frequent basis. One of whom has an air of drunken mystery about him. As the story unfolds the reason for his drunkenness and his history are slowly revealed. And as his tale is told, the goose bumps on my arms raised higher and higher.
Duration: 1st December 2017 – 30th November 2018 Number of books: 80 Hosted by: My Vampire Book Obsession Strap on your best reading goggles and dive into Around the World in 80 Books! Our journey will take us to each continent and every ocean. Don’t panic! We know 80 books is a bit much for some…
Duration: 1st December 2017 – 30th November 2018 Number of books: 40 Hosted by: Pop Sugar A book based on a fairy tale – 101 Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm A National Book Award winner – Sophie’s Choice by William Styron A YA bestseller – The Valley of the Lost by Emily Rodda A book you haven’t read…
Duration: 1st December 2017 – 30th November 2018 Number of books: 50 Hosted by: Pop Sugar A book with more than 500 pages – Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan A classic romance – A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson A book that became a movie – The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi &…
Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia, and it is exactly as good as I had expected and hoped. Instead of repeating the same battles and triumphing over similar evils, they attempt to help restore the rightful king to the throne. This time, their foray into Narnia is so much shorter and their tale isn’t as long. Most of this story is, in fact, taken up by the tale of Prince Caspian, his blossoming knowledge of the “Old Narnia” and fleeing to the forests.
This month has been incredibly reflective and weird. I feel like everything is changing and I've been reexamining what I want to do with my life. It's definitely been, as I said... interesting. I also finished my Masters of Writing which was kind of amazing!
I feel like this is sort of a forgotten part of The Chronicles of Narnia series. It takes place when the four are still in power, but follows a different boy from a country across the desert. Shasta’s upbringing is less than ideal and he struggles to find compassion and love in his daily life. Yet, when he meets the Narnian Bree, they both embark on a journey across the land to save not only the four, but the land of Shasta’s birth.
There’s a reason that this is a classic. And one of my all-time favourite books since I was a child. I can remember when I first had this read to me in primary school, and (unlike with Charlotte’s Web) I’ve never looked back. Actually, this is the third copy of the book that I’ve had to buy – the rest have fallen apart a little.
I found this Narnia story a little harder to get into at the beginning. Probably because the rest of the books have got residual characters from previous books. Characters that I have already formed an attachment to. However, from the third chapter onwards, I was happily hooked and involved. And, as it turns out, these are characters and happenings that are actually integral to the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.